India / Rajasthan

the “Holy” – Holiday of colors

Every year there is a special holiday celabrated throughout India.
It is called the “Holy”.
Indians believe that every soul is born with its own color. At the “Holy”, every person shares his color with his friends.
At the end of  that day, everyone is filled with all the colors, and his soul becomes richer.

In the days before the Holy the markets are filled with all the colors of the rainbow.
We bought colored powders and water guns.
The Holy festival finaly arrived, and we got out to the main street.
Thousands of Indians marched down the street, evey person who passed us threw his color at us and blessed us with “Happy Holy”.
At the end of the day we were covered with all the colors from head to toe.

 

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